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Illinois Preps Insider’s girls basketball top-20: 2019-20 Week 3

Well that was quite the weekend.

Between the Chicagoland showcase at Fremd, and the GCAC/ESCC crossover games at Nazareth, a lot of the top-teams ended up playing each other this week.

The funny thing about that though, was despite the losses in the top-half of the rankings, there wasn’t much movement at the top.

I think what we really learned this week is there is a pretty significant drop off after about number 15. Those teams are so tightly contested, it’s anyone guess whose coming away with a state title this year.

I’m a little worried about Whitney Young. Yes they only played one game, and played an extremely good team, but a 40 point loss is not a good look for the Dolphins. We’ll see, hard to make judgements on one game.

Poor Loyola had a rough three loss week, no fault to them as they played three really tough teams. However, not many teams can survive in the rankings by losing 4 of their last 5 games. Now watch them beat Mother McAuley this week just to spite me.

1. Benet (9-0) 1

Beat McAuley in first matchup since state final

2. Evanston (5-0) 2

Beaver Dam win is a lot better than most realize

3. Montini (8-0) 3

Young ones growing up

4. Maine West (8-1) 4

The win streak is over

5. Fremd (6-1) 6

Ran into a buzzsaw that was Crown Point

6. Homewood-Flossmoor (6-1) 10

Big win over Simeon

7. Simeon (5-2) 5

Tough opening schedule for the Wolverines

8. Lincoln-Way West (8-1) 8

Showed resilience against Benet

9. Whitney Young (1-1) 5

Jury is still out

10. Bolingbrook (3-1) 11

Could prove a lot in game against Lincoln-Way West

11. Kenwood (7-0) 12

Beautiful ball movement against Naperville North

12. Fenwick (7-0) 13

Extremely stead to start the year

13. Marist (7-0) 13

Impressive wins over Lake Forest and Loyola

14. Lake Forest (7-1) 9

Won two out of their three tough games

15. Geneva (6-0) 15

Schedule won’t ramp up until Christmas

16. Stevenson (6-2) 17

Lake Forest loss nothing to be concerned about

17. York (8-0) 19

Benet game is looming

18. Hersey (7-2) 20

Have come a long way since the first week

19. St. Ignatius (7-1) NR

Only loss to Benet

20. Mother McAuley (6-3) NR

Really impressed this weekend

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